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Young Choreographer's Festival in 9th year

Posted on: 6/18/2018 10:00PM

YCF Symphony Space NYC DanceThe Young Choreographer's Festival, now in its ninth year, has presented more than 100 young artists on its YCF stage. The 2018 festival is set for June 22 at Symphony Space in NYC. This year’s Young Choreographers have been mentored by professionals like Maurice Brandon Curry, artistic director of The Eglevsky Ballet.


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'Hairspray' musical to open in Dallas in July

Posted on: 6/15/2018 8:00AM

AT&T Performing Arts Center Dallas TexasThe AT&T Performing Arts Center and Dallas Theater Center are presenting an unprecedented new collaboration. As the first title on the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Broadway Series 2018-19 Season, the smash hit musical comedy Hairspray will play 12 performances July 7-15 at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District.


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Dance Teacher Web LIVE updates schedule

Posted on: 6/14/2018 7:45AM

Las Vegas Dance Teacher EventRaise your hand if you’re excited for Dance Teacher Web LIVE Conference and Expo? Returning to Las Vegas on July 30-August 2, this massive dance event will present more than 130 exclusive master classes, business seminars and workshops. It has recently announced its updated schedule!


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Ballet des Amériques back at Emelin Theatre

Posted on: 6/13/2018 7:30AM

Emelin Theatre New YorkOn the heels of their Evenings of Dance in Port Chester and a performance at the Music Hall in Tarrytown, the dancers of Ballet des Amériques return to the Emelin Theatre on June 16 and 17 for two matinees featuring the company’s ever-evolving repertoire, including an expanded version of Lentil Soup.


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American Dance Recon concludes in Portland

Posted on: 6/12/2018 8:10AM

American Dance Recon in PortlandAmerican Dance Abroad (ADA) will experience dance in Portland, Oregon with a delegation of international programmers from June 13-15. After visiting Los Angeles and Seattle, ADA will soon make the last stop on its tour, Portland, as part of its American Dance Recon program, designed to immerse international programmers in important U.S. cities with strong dance communities. The 10 programmers hail from Hong Kong, Poland, Mexico, Bulgaria, Germany, Brazil, Uruguay, Singapore and Tunisia.


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Tony Awards announce 2018 Winners

Posted on: 6/11/2018 1:05PM

2018 Tony Award WinnersLast night, the American Theatre Wing’s 72nd Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards took place at Radio City Music Hall. The winners were announced in 26 competitive categories as the live show was broadcast on CBS. The musical The Band's Visit was the big winner of the night, claiming 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.


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Deviated Theatre celebrates 10 years

Posted on: 6/9/2018 7:25AM

Beyond Dance OperaDeviated Theatre, whose mesmerizing dance operas are heralded for their spellbindingly compelling choreography, celebrates its 10th anniversary with the world premiere of Beyond, presented by Dance Place in Washington D.C. on July 7 and 8. With an all-heroine cast, Beyond follows the astronaut Luna on a journey with an interplanetary reach that takes her to the very edge of life.


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Female choreographers the focus at NY Fest

Posted on: 6/8/2018 9:35AM

Women/Create! A Festival of Dance 2018For the past six years, Jennifer Muller/The Works (JMTW) has curated Women/Create! A Festival of Dance (newly named), bringing together prominent female choreographers to present an annual New York City season in a shared program format. The festival returns June 12-16 at New York Live Arts.


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Fire Island Dance Festival reveals performers

Posted on: 6/7/2018 8:00AM

Dancers Responding to AIDS Summer BenefitFestival favorites, dance legends and emerging companies and choreographers alike will join forces at this summer’s much-anticipated Fire Island Dance Festival on July 20-22, 2018, in Fire Island Pines, NY. Produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, Fire Island Dance Festival will bring acclaimed dance from an array of styles to a picturesque waterfront stage.


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Houston Ballet presents mixed program 'Play'

Posted on: 6/6/2018 7:00AM

Houston Ballet artistsThis weekend, Houston Ballet presents the final mixed repertory program of the season, Play, an incredible, one-of-a-kind event celebrating the Houston community in an artistic response to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. After such a historic natural disaster, Houston Ballet strives to transform a challenging situation into a positive artistic reaction as it approaches the end of the Hometown Tour across the city.


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Lydia Johnson premieres her 'Undercurrent'

Posted on: 6/5/2018 1:35PM

Laura Di Orio and Katie Lohiya in Trio SonatasThis week, choreographer Lydia Johnson will present her Lydia Johnson Dance in a program of new and repertory works to music that ranges from Philip Glass to the trio sonatas of Handel. The season's premiere will be Undercurrent, a group work for the company's eight resident dancers joined by four apprentices. Special guest for the season will be Stephen Hanna, former principal dancer with New York City Ballet.


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Louise Reichlin & Dancers is hiring

Posted on: 6/4/2018 1:30PM

Los Angeles Choreographers & DancersLouise Reichlin & Dancers in Los Angeles is auditioning for male and female dancers of all ethnic types for its 2018-19 Season. The company, which is known for “presenting soulful, imaginative dance works that takes audience members on their own journey of self-discovery,” held its first auditions May 31 and will soon hold more on June 5 and 10.


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Boston Ballet plans three debut tours

Posted on: 6/1/2018 2:45PM

Obsidian TearNow that summertime is upon us, Boston Ballet is launching an exciting schedule of three debut appearances, with special performances with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center this month, followed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood in August. The company will then embark on its first tour to Paris to perform at the iconic Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in April 2019.


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Tap dancers headed to Soul to Sole festival

Posted on: 6/1/2018 9:50AM

Tapestry Dance Company 2018Tapestry Dance Company, a professional repertory tap dance ensemble in Austin, TX, will soon present its annual festival of rhythm, known as the Soul to Sole Festival. As one of the oldest and most esteemed tap festivals in the world, Soul to Sole attracts dancers and teachers from around the world to celebrate the truly indigenous American art form.


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New Chamber Ballet to close 2017-18 Season

Posted on: 5/30/2018 7:28PM

NYC Ballet Company focuses on Live MusicMiro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet will soon close its 2017-18 Season with performances of works by Magloire and Resident Choreographer Constantine Baecher. The shows are set for June 8 and 9 in the company’s home base of City Center Studio 5 in NYC. As always, all of the ballets will be accompanied by live music performed by pianist Melody Fader and violinist Doori Na, with costuming by Sarah Thea.


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Troupe Vertigo brings 'Tableaux' to San Fran

Posted on: 5/29/2018 9:00AM

Tableaux coming to San FranciscoTroupe Vertigo, a Los Angeles-based circus-dance-theater company whose spellbinding performances ignite the imagination, joins the San Francisco International Arts Festival (SFIAF) in the San Francisco Premiere of Tableaux on June 1-3.


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'ALL STYLES' acquired by Shout! Studios

Posted on: 5/28/2018 8:00AM

Dance movie starring Fik-ShunShout! Studios, the entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, has acquired extensive North American rights to ALL STYLES, an inspiring dance drama directed by Angela Tucker. The movie features choreography by Christopher Scott (Step Up movies) and Emilio Dosal (Step Up All InMaking Moves). Shout! Studios plans a strategic rollout of ALL STYLES across multiple entertainment platforms later this year.


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Find the Perfect Summer Intensive Leotards

Posted on: 5/25/2018 12:00PM

Dance Summer IntensiveDancers, are you getting ready for a summer intensive in the next couple months? Summer intensives can be so exciting and rewarding! Make sure you're outfitted for success with a great leotard, new tights, fresh toe pads and anything else you might need! Start shopping Eurotard's collections this weekend and get 15% off on www.eurotard.com using promo code SALUTE15! Need some guidance? Head to http://bit.ly/eurotardsummer now!


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Taiko meets Bollywood in Hollywood

Posted on: 5/24/2018 8:10AM

Rhythmic Relations 2018Japanese taiko meets Bollywood! TAIKOPROJECT returns to the Ford Theatres in Hollywood, California on Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m. with its thrilling and joyous blend of percussion and choreography, joined by special guest Blue13 Dance Company for a delightful collaboration of powerful drumming and contemporary Indian dance.


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'World of Dance' Season 2 premieres May 29

Posted on: 5/23/2018 11:05AM

Jenna Dewan, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez, Derek HoughNBC’s hit series World of Dance, which premiered as the most-watched new summer alternative series in 10 years in 2017, is preparing to premiere Season 2 on Tuesday, May 29. As if that isn’t exciting enough, NBC recently renewed the show for a third season. The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, president of Alternative and Reality Group.


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Terminus concludes its inaugural season

Posted on: 5/22/2018 2:00PM

Rachel Van Buskirk and Heath GillTerminus Modern Ballet Theatre, Atlanta’s newest contemporary ballet company, will conclude its inaugural season with its return to Serenbe with The Vertical. Created by choreographer Tara Lee, under the directorship of John Welker, the world premiere opens Friday, May 25 and runs through Sunday, June 3. The Vertical will premiere at Deer Hollow in Serenbe.


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Minnesota program seeking choreographers

Posted on: 5/21/2018 11:45AM

BLAQ - 2017. Photo by Dan NormanMomentum: New Dance Works, a widely respected platform for commissioning and presenting original contemporary dance of all genres, is currently seeking applications for the 2018-19 program. Four emerging/early career choreographers based in Minnesota will be selected to participate in a 14-month process that culminates in a two-week performance festival in July 2019. The deadline to apply is June 11.


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Dancers take to a Chicago River Cruise

Posted on: 5/18/2018 8:00AM

Matty Davis and Ben GouldA Vessel for Carriage by Matty Davis and Ben Gould takes place on the deck of a Chicago River Cruise boat at dusk. This new project bridging performance, dance and installation is specifically designed for an intimate audience, and is tuned to the boat, the moving water and the distinctive bridges spanning the river artery that passes through the city.


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Graham 2 presents 2018 New York Season

Posted on: 5/17/2018 12:10PM

Virginie Mécène’s A New PlaceGraham 2, the pre-professional dance company drawn from the most advanced students of the Martha Graham School, has announced its 2018 New York Season. Set for June 7–10, it will feature works by the namesake herself, Martha Graham, as well as Sophie Maslow, Bertram Ross and Artistic Director Virginie Mécène.


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Inaugural Presenting Denver Dance Festival

Posted on: 5/16/2018 9:25AM

University of Denver Dance ConcertOn June 23-24, Presenting Denver and The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts will co-present the inaugural Presenting Denver Dance Festival at the University of Denver. It will include more than 15 artists performing on two stages for one grand weekend of Colorado dance.


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2018 Chita Rivera Awards set for May 20

Posted on: 5/15/2018 7:00AM

NYC Dance Alliance Foundation fundraiserThe 2018 Chita Rivera Awards are set for Sunday, May 20 at the NYU Skirball Center. The evening will celebrate dance excellence on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in film for the 2017-18 Season. It will include full cast performances from some of the newest Broadway hits.


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Stagestep Tap Board boosts at-home practice

Posted on: 5/14/2018 2:45PM

Stagestep Flooring SolutionsTap dancers, Stagestep Flooring Solutions wants to help you celebrate National Tap Dance Day on May 25! The premier dance flooring company is providing a special sale of its popular Tap Boards - buy three and get the fourth at 50% off! Plus free shipping in the contiguous U.S. for online orders!


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Peridance Capezio Center celebrates 35th

Posted on: 5/11/2018 11:00AM

Peridance Contemporary Dance Company's Greta Zuccarello at Peridance Capezio CenterPeridance Capezio Center in NYC is celebrating its 35th year with a special one-night-only gala concert. Stunning performances by Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, Peridance's faculty, The Youth Ensemble, The School at Peridance, The Certificate Program and Intensive Semester Students will be presented on Saturday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at NYU Skirball.


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'Orpheus and Eurydice' reimagined in NYC

Posted on: 5/10/2018 1:15PM

Orpheus and Eurydice reimaginingLinked Dance Theatre's Beloved/Departed officially made its Off-Off-Broadway debut Thursday, April 26 at The Center at West Park. This engagement, which offers a modern, immersive reimagining of the Greek tragedy Orpheus and Eurydice, closes Friday, May 18.


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Ballet West presents 4 esteemed companies

Posted on: 5/9/2018 1:00PM

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Salt Lake CityBallet West will host four renowned ballet companies from across the United States for the second-annual National Choreographic Festival at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City, UT on May 17 – 26. Over two weekends, and with two different programs, the Festival will celebrate new works that will nurture and challenge the art form.


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